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We are all familiar with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), but do you know what the board members’ roles and responsibilities are towards your community. Let’s talk more in-depth about the different members of the HOA board and their unique duties and obligations to you, the homeowner.

HOA President

Your HOA president is the ultimate face of the community. He/she is essentially the CEO that harbors the responsibilities and authority of someone who owns a company.

As an acting president for a board, it is important to be fair and organized. Presidents can be removed at any time by a majority vote from the other members of the board without cause. If you find that some of the administrative duties are a bit daunting (i.e. financial, drawing up vendor contracts, etc.), then look to your association management team for support and encouragement.

The actual tasks that a HOA president has to take on include:

  • General administration of the board
  • Ensures that all other members are on top of their duties
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the directors as a whole

HOA Vice President

Much like the title states, the vice president is always available to take on any powers the acting president may have. However, these terms only come into play if the HOA president must be absent from a meeting or if the board is in-between presidents after a removal. While this may seem like the VP is waiting in the halls for their time to shine, this couldn’t be further from the truth. An association vice president is responsible for overseeing the recreational properties of a neighborhood, shared buildings, and organizing HOA-sponsored activities.

HOA Secretary

Every board needs an excellent secretary to keep its direction for the community on-course. Many of these Secretary responsibilities can be taken on by the management company. But it is still important to have a Secretary for taking minutes and meeting administration.As a board secretary, your responsibilities are:

  • Taking meeting minutes
  • Keeping board meeting records
  • Maintaining membership records
  • Maintaining membership records

HOA Treasurer

Association financial issues are all handled by the acting Treasurer. The responsibilities of this position are extremely important to the community and usually involve assistance from the board’s current association management organization. Not only does a treasurer secure community funds and manage financial records, but they also:

  • Prepare annual budgets
  • Keep tabs on the financial standing of the HOA
  • Review monthly financial statements

It is critical to remember that as a member of your HOA Board, each person above is officially representing and serving the community of homeowners where you live. This is a job that should never be taken lightly and must always follow governing community documents and Texas’ state laws.

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